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Lautaret pass - Natural Reserve of Combeynot

The Lautaret pass is the crossing point between the Romanche Valley and the Guisane Valley. It is also one of the lowest points on the ridge line separating the Northern Alps and the Southern Alps.

 

The relatively gentle slopes leading up to this mountain pass were shaped by a glacier running into the two valleys on either side. Because of its accessibility,, the Lautaret Pass has long been an important transport route between Grenoble and Briançon, as well as a route over the Alps to Italy.

The road over the Galibier Pass starts out at the Lautaret Pass. The source of Guisane River is just above the pass. The Nature Reserve of Combeynot, with an area of ​​685 hectares, covers the entire NW face of the Combeynot peaks, visible from the Lautaret Pass.

 

Overtures :

Throughout the year : open daily.

 

 

D1091
Col du Lautaret
Villar d'Arène
05480 Villar d'Arène

 

Phone : 04 92 40 20 10

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Restaurant Cafe The Farm

Restaurant Le Café de la Ferme - Col du Lautaret - Villar d'Arène - La Grave - © @CafédeLaFerme

Villar d'Arène

04 92 24 41 83

Restaurant Cafe The Farm

Traditional restaurant specialties and home made pastries
Open all year from 8 to 19h.
Located at the Col du Lautaret, with stunning view overlooking the Massif de la Meije and the Combeynot
Large south facing terrace
Coffee, bar
Near the Alpine Garden

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Ecrin National Park center - Lautaret pass

Centre d'accueil du Lautaret - © ©PNE

Villar d'Arène

04 92 24 49 74

04 92 21 42 15

Ecrin National Park center - Lautaret pass

The Ecrins National Park Visitor Center
Entry is free of charge.
You can there see a fabulous exposition about the nature and the Ecrins National Park
Books, T.shirts, stickers are sold too

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The Lautaret Garden

Jardin du Lautaret - © © OTHV / J. Selberg

Villar d'Arène

04 92 24 41 62

The Lautaret Garden

The Lautaret Alpine Garden is one of the most beautiful in Europe. It is open to visitors at the Lautaret pass, every year during the Summer season. Access to the garden is free for children under 12 years and discounted rates are available for groups, teenagers under 18 and students.

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Ecrins National Park

Parc National des Ecrins secteur Haute Romanche - © © R.Papet-PNE

Briançon

04 92 24 49 74

Ecrins National Park

Covering an area of 91,800 hectares in the central zone, the Ecrins National Park, straddling the Isère and Hautes-Alpes department, covers a mountainous surface ranging from 800 to 4,102 meters above sea level.

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